Five Students Win Diplomas
Five area students received de-
gncs in recent t^dlegc commence-
Edwin Lindsay Marston, Jr.,
'2X, son-in-law of Mr. att i Mrs.
(ienrgo W. Moss of Kings Moun
tain and husband of th(» former
(leorge Anm* Moss of Kings
Mountain, was gradual<'d from
ilie University of North Carolina
Si'hool (if Li’iw with u Juris Doe-
'or degree. He will be empIoycHl
willi the commercial law firm of
Elliot Leighton, San Diego, Cali
.'■’on of Mrs. Katherim' Marston
of Briarcliff Manor, New York
and K. L. Marston, Sr. of Kngle-
wood, N.. J., he was graduate<i
from Duke University in 1963
with a IB.A. in political science.?
He was employed with the Amer
ican Mutual Insurance Company
in White Plains, N. Y. from 1963-'
66. A memlH'r of Piii Alpha Delta
legal fraternity, he wus Ameri
can Bar Association Law Student
Division representativ(* for UNC
for two years and was (telo4ate
to two regional and two national
conventions. He was nalumal
membership chairman of ABA-
LSA and member of the Di-X Fdii
Senate Debating and Literary So
Two local student.s were among
the 275 iwho were graduated Sat
urday night at the 69ih annual
commencement of King’s college
Glenda Ann Wolfe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Wolfe,
was awarded an Associate in Sci
ence degree cum laude after her
successful completion of study in
the two-year Business Adminis
tration coui so with major in ac
Ray Henderson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Henderson, 106 North
Sims Street, also receive<l an As-
socia.i: degree in Business Ad
ministration course with major in
Dr. Jonn K. Smyiie, president
of Queens College, delivered the
commencement address, “Where
Does Your Education Lead?”
The graduating class was com-
Continued On Page Six
GLENDA ANN WOLFE
E. L. MARSTON, JR.
MICHAEL S. SMITH
FREDDIE L. GILL
~roofer Kings Mountain 2I,9M
..•Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300
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lapuMv isw. ond InciudM the U.HO populcrtlo* e
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 26
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 26, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
I in a
iply in- _ .
County Commission Refuses City Bid For Compromise
Problems attendant (o planning,
time, and fund.s for urbiin renew
al und housing development can:
he solvt'd by concurient planning,
-'layor John Henry Moss told 13(K)1
persons at the Southeastern Re-,
gional t’ouneil Conference of the'
Nalional Association of Housing
and Redevelopment officials in
Memphis, Tenn., Monday.
‘The two processes of project
planning and community plan- ■
ning can pntecH'd concurrently I
with regards to funding,” tlvi
Mayor said. ^
He aiiio recommended the use,
«tf hloc grants. *
‘The idea of hloc grants is not
ra w, but is often passo<l over
lightly,” Mayt)r Moss continued. '
Sporincally, so - called grants'
arc appropriations of specific'
' numhK'rs of dollars, with the city
to have discretion in h(i,v to u.se
i!ie funds, rather than under the
present method of planning, oh
toining grants, and carrying out
Tht* model cities pro.gram, he
said, is a step in tliis direction. >
He recommended annual review
on tite part of the fetleral govern-
iTK'nt agencies involvo<i.
Mayor Moss prefaced his rec
ommendations by outlining flie:
various community projects Kings,
.Mountain has underway, many!
with federal grants a part of tlie
lie said the job could bo done
under the present method and
“as Kings Mountain is doinN il”.
r t lie added the fluid method of
bloc grants would get the total
ioi) done more (piickly and moix'
Mrs. R. D. Goforth's
The 1‘ondition of Mrs. R. D. Go
forth. well-known King.s Moun
tain citiz(‘n. remain.^ .serious. Miss
Frances Gf forth, her daughter, said
Mrs. Goforth was ho.spitali/.ed
after suffering a brain hemmor-
rhage at her home June 17.
Her daughter said she suffered
no parji^ysis nor has she b(‘en in
Benjamin A. Smith
Succumbs At 90
Smith Former '
Bennett Alexander Smith, 90,
retired Kings Mountain merchant!
and former aJd<Tman, flied Tups- j
day night at 10:20 p.m. in thei
Kings Mountain hospital. j
Mr. .'^mith had been in ill healthi
for several years. |
ite' was a native of CleveJanti'
County, son of the late Mr. and i
Mrs. Jolin Smith. He was a mem-1
box* of Giace Methodist church, j
He was married to the former
Bessie Gantt of Kings Mojntain. |
Funeral arrangements are in
complete pending the arrival of
a son stationed in the U. S. Navy;
in San Francisco, California. I
Other survivors include a daugh ;
ter, Mrs. Bonnie King of High
land Springs, V’a.; and four sons,
B. A. Smith, Jr. and James K.
Smith, both of Charlotte; Roy E.
Smith of Baltimore, Md. and Bob
by Smith of the LI. .S. Navy in
San Francisco, Califoriiia. Also
surviving are five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will hr
announced by Harris F'uncral
.\ city building permit has
b(*en issued to A. U. Tindall for
the building of a carport at his
residence at HI S. Battleground
avenue. Estimated cost is $600.
Oak Grove Volunteer Fire De
partment is planning an all-day
July Fourth celebration.
Evfc.its will take place at the
new home of the department, cur
rently under construction on the
Kings Mountain-Oak Grove road.
There will be barbecue served all
day, a greased pig chase, a greas
cd pole climb, country music and
other tvpes of entertainment plus
an auction sale later in the after
noon. Everything going up for
sale will he sold.
“We invite everyone out to join
us on this day of celebration’,,
said W. E. Kuykendall, chief, and
Wayne Self, assistant chief, of
NEW PASTOR — Rev. H0rry D.
Vance will assume new postor-
ate duties at East Side Baptist
church July 6th.
Rev. Harry D. Vance has mov
ed into the Easlside Baptist Par
sonage. He bo?ins his duties as
pastor July 6th.
He come to Eastsidc Irom Moat
Camp Baptist.church in the Three
Forks Association of Boone.
He had b('on pastor at Meat
Camp since April 15. 1965. He has
pastored churches in Nortlr Caro
lina, Florida; also two years Mis
sion work in Washington, D. C.
He is a graduate of GarJner-
Webb college and attended Bap
tist Bible Institute, Fruitland, N.
Ho is married to Helen Cable
Vance. They have two cliil lron,
Mrs. Thad Woods, Sylva, N. C.
and one son, Ottio David Vance,
a senior at Berea College, Berea,
They are o.xpected to be at
home at 411 York Rd. after Mon
day or Tuesday of next r.verk.
Their son is in the Baptist Hos
pital in Lexington, Ky. where he
underwent surgery last Friday.
Moss To toast
Get Liquor, Beer,
I Slot Machines
i Managers of three private clubs
I and resident of a house trailer
! on Grover road face charges of
I violation of prohibition laws in
the July llth session of district
court in Shelby* *
I Charges were plac^ by offic
■ ers of the Cleveland County Sher-
I iff’s Department following Satur-
I day night raids which netted 102
I cases Of beer, 14 full cases of
! liquor. 34 half pints of liquor and
: se\^en slot machines. j
! Jack Smith, manager of ihc|
! Kings Mountain VFW^ Post on!
j Grover road, was charged with 1
! violation of prohibition Laws for,
1 puipose of salel i
Walter Huffstickler, manager;
of. the American Legion Post 155,1
' wifs ^‘charged with violation of^
I prohibition laws for purpose of;
I sale and possession of slot ma-:
J. A. Trammell, manager of the
Executive’s Club off York road,
was charged with violation of
prohibition laws for purpose of.
.sale and possession of slot ma
Floyd Sanders, ivsident of a
house-trailer on Grover road, was
charged with violation of prohi
bition laws for purpose of sale.
According to sheriff’s officers;
the American Legion Post report-
; odiy yielded 76 cases of beer, 14
, cases of liquor and five slot ma
chines. The VPW raid netted sev
en cases of beer. Eight cases of
beer and two slot machines report,
edly were found at the Execu
Officers of the county sheriff’s
department conducted the raid on
the trailer which netted .sev^eral
cases of bt'er and 34 half pints of
Subsequently, Sheriff Haywo-id
Allen said Don Cenner, son of
i Ralph Conner, owner of Conner’s
Shell Service, appeared before i
magistrate in Shelby and swore
■ -v?. ...
DISPOSAL PLANT DEDICATED Kings Mountain's now v.^aste treatment plant at Potts Creek was
dedicated in ceremonies Sunday afternoon. The sower system expansion project is cne of several
major projects completed or soon to be completed in the city.
Of Golden Rule
By MARTIN HARMON
A last-ditrh effort by th** Citv
of Kings Mountain to harmonize
differences with the county com'
' mission on th(* Kings Mountain
Lake Authority failed Wednes^iay
allernoon when tlie (*ouniy com
mission declined a proffered swap
legislative direeiion to provide
public recreation in the lake area,
with King> Mountain to wm lake
aix'a zoning authority. Tiie city
also agreed to accept a facsimile
of the so-rall<*d Davis map in zon
ing the lake area.
Tile two commis.^ions, minus
Gegal rcpresentali\es. legislators.
';or the press, mot for VA) minutes
before the county commission in
a formal \x>le, dociined tlio city
i 7'lu' only difioreni'cs in tin? cur-
i rent siii)siinitc for Senate i3iH
■361, tile lake aiUnoiity Idil, are
on tlig diret.-lne for public reciv-
alion d<‘ve]of-:nont un i the pro-
\ ision that the county wvill retain
zonin.4 authority to' January 1.
19T0. 'Ibis bill has b<*en passed by
the House and awaits action by
the Senates local government com.
• mittec, of whieii .Senator W'hite is
Subsequently, the Kings Moun
tain commission adopted a reso
lution ombo<lying the proffer and
so informed Reiiresentativos W.
K. Mauney. Jr., Robert Z. Falls,
By MARTIN HARMON
A large crowd was on hand at
warrants charging the three social Atlanta Airport SaturJav after-
clubs with po.ssession of alcoholic when the inbound flight
bevcrage.s for purpo.se of sale. from Pensacola, Fla., touched
The raids on the three clubs fol- and taxied to the terminal
lowed at 11:55 p.m. Saturday ‘^'sembark passengers,
Sheriff Allen said the trailer
residence was raided prcviou.sly
last week after numerous calls
had been made to his department.
Stores Will Close
On Fourth Holidoy
Kings Mountain Medical Dental Baseballs Kuhn
Corps Unanimous For Fluoridation
All Kings Mf)untain doclor.s and
(lenlists this week endorsed flouri-j
(Inlion of tiu water supply.
The en(lor.s(*ment was signed by ,
Di. '1. G. Durham. Dr. Paul E. Hen
dricks, Di. Joseph Lee*. Dr. John
('. \f.’GiII. Dr. Charles Adams, Dr.;
F. .1. Sineox. Di. P. C. Padgett, Dr.,
G(Mjigr W. Plonk. Dr. .Sam L. Rob-'
in.son, Dr. D. F. Hord, Dr. O. P.;
Lewis. Dr. Thomas P. Baker, and
Di. UoixM't. N. Baker. '
Their statement read: “We tlie
undi'rsigned physicians and dim ,
li.sts of Kings Mountain endor.se
th( fluoridation of the Citv of;
Kings Mountain’s water supply as
a practical moans of promolins;
anrl prot(*eting dental health in
King.s Mountain Jaym‘.s. with
Past Presi(l(‘nt Gerald Thoma.s.son
as chairman, are sfiearheadlng
and reviving the fluoridation pn)-
j('rl in the city.
In 19.57 Kings Mountain citizens
\ulccl about 2-1 in favor of fluuri-
dal ion. In 1959 via an iiHorma-
tional reterendum on the ques
tion citizens voted 14'18 tc 589. re
versing by a greater} Tiargin th^n
they had approved in 1957 their
decision to fluoridate. In 1957 Uie
citizens voted H 16 to 593 to fluori
date the water supply after Hie
King.® Mountain Kiwanis club had
launched the movement.
The reversal w'as a bit of a per
sonal victory for the late Dr. J. E.
Anthony, Kings Mountain’.® .senior
physician, who. after the city
cnmmi.ssion had been taken to
task for failing to honor the 19.57
Informalicnal re.sult, made a
stnnig statement opposing fluori
dation, The commission ordered
the new referendum and committ
cxl themselves to honor the vot(» of
The Jaycees have indicated
they will bring th<‘ matter again
before the city board when they
have sufficient sujiport.
Mayor John Henry Moss will
attend a banquet given by the
' (Greenwood Braves of the Western
Carolinas League Thursday when
' the Greenwood club honors ns Hs
most distinguished guest Bowie;
Kuhn, commissioner of ba.seball..
Mayor Moss, president of the;
Western Carolinas League, will
offer a toast to Commissioner,
Kuhn and the 100th anniversary
i The event is to he filmed hv oncj
I of the brondcasting networks as,
I a part of its program “A Day in,
I the. Minors”. *
' \ - ~ I
Tc Open Friday
Mountaine<M’ Pharmac.v, at the
corner of West Mountain and
Watterson streeLs, will he open
’’or limited sumlri'es sales and
prescription .service Fridav.
The firm, a parl.nerhip between
, Carl Weisener and D<*nnis Beatty,
.awaits arrival of further inven-
' tury, Mr. WeiscMiei said.
The passengers warned to know
what was going on.
The answer: Captain Robert,
- —r- Frpno (Buck! Pilling, Kings
I [Mountain native, had touched,
down an Eastern plane for the
last time. ,
Next day June 22 he would oh-
Virtually all Kings Mountain serve his sixtieth birthday, man-
merchants will observe the July datory retirement date for East-
4th holiday. ern pilots.
Three firms have announced! Eastern manaiuement had dc-
they will i*emain ops^. They are cided that Captain Dilling should
Kings Mountain Drug, from 10 not ho required to work on his
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Roses Five & final birthday of 3S with the
Ten Stores and Eagle’s Five & company.
.Ten Stores. Son of the late Walter .S. and
All financial firms will be Emelyn Simonton Dilling, the re-
! closed, as will the post office. City, tired pilot attended Oak Ridge and
Hall and Kings Mountain Herald. Riverside Military schools, spent
.Service stations will remain open, a brief period with his father’s
; textile firm mow owned by Bur
lington Industries L but found
! yarn manufacture not to his lik
ing. He wanted to fly and his
father concurred. “If .vou'rc go-
, ing to be a ditch-digger,” his fa-,
fC^mfinurd On Page Six)
A GosTxd .Sing featuring quar
tets and groups of gospel sing
ers will be held Sunday night
at 7:30 o.rn. at Mary's Grove
Baptist United Methodist church
Here Is Text Of Resolution County
Refused To Accept. City Adopted Alone
Text of the resolution, which the county commission refus(*d
to make a joint one. and which the Kings Mountain city com
mission adopted and addressed to the General Assembly delega
"We urge you to support the Committee Substitute for SB 361.
as passed by the House and awaiting aetion by the Senate local
government committee, with the exception that the Mauney zon
ing provision be deleted and a suKstitute .section to include pro
vision that Kings Mountain be accorded zoning authority, but to
r(*tain the Mauney provision dlwting the city to tU'velopf* portions
of llic lake area for publiv recreulion.”
••\\V don’t believe streams are
a one-way str(*ei for sewage dis-
c]iarg<'. We ascr:bi' to the golden Rnhei t Jones, and Senator Jack
rule as written by St. Malihcw.” White by Kdegram.
i The speaker was Warren L. Banin; an unexpected relaxa-
j Carter, f,f Charlottesville. Va. di- lion by tlie three House mcmiicrs,
I rector of the Mkl Atlanlic Re- hero will be no Kings Mountain
I gion. Department of Water Pol- T-akc Authority hill this waning
' lution Control, at Sunday's dedi- General Assembly session.
icdJory ceremonies of the new Wydnesda\‘s meeting followed
,sewC,e treatment plant on Potts what City Commi.^sioners T. J.
■ Creek. , Ellison, Norman King and W. S.
Mr. Carter said tlie Kings Bi idix termed a “waste of time”
.Mountain plant, built with lh(‘aid journey to Ra’eigh Mond.iy for a
of a S366,0'X1 federal government conference with Rep. ^ia■J^e>■,
! grant, is designed to n'diuc im- wlii(h the commissioners under-
j purities I)y 9i) ptuvent. if the plant stood was at the instance of Mr.
I is properly operated an.l main- Mauney. Also present were Coun-
! tabled. iy Commissioners B. f:. tPopi
He adv-is(‘d citizens to discom-. Simmons and Robert Hubbard.
, agL‘“dumping” of waste materials -Attorney Charles Horn. County
oy commerce and industry and to Manager Max Hamrick, and Colc-
I reciuire pre-treatment wh<‘re in- man Goforth and Buford D. c'lino,
; iustrial waste is being process- hotii defendants in t'ondemnation
it'd. actions taken by the city in an
He declared, “This is your plant effort to .secure portions of tlicir
; for you spent $7 for e\ery $3 property ivciuired for the lake
i provided in the grant." area.
I D. L. Colburn, of FLaleigh. di- Simply, the Kings Mountain
'rector of the state Detriment of,groui> reported, Rep. Mauney had
Water and Air Res(;;:rces, told nothing new to offer. Comm. King
the audience of 2l>iX "Proper waste remarkel, "He wanted to sell us
'disposal and ticatment as you what we had already declined."
I have here is an instrument for The commissioners said the
, growth. There have Ix'en more conh-rence at times waxed tart,
than 1700 proiects of this type in Comm. F:ilison .said Rep. Mauney
North Carolina since, lo.i] invniv- said the citizens of Kings .Moun-
I'Ug and intested of .*^300 million. t:dn “would never tiermit” the
That’s what we're doing to as- loss of the $12.5..53S ft'deral gt-ant
sure ((uality water." j for devadopinent of a 491-acre
fCnntinucd On P(t<jv Sir) Continued On Pugc Six
Mavoi Predicts Same 85c Tax Rate
And Pay Raise For All Employees
Kings MountiHin’s tax rail', un- will be the taxes gleaned from tlte
three times in 1 he past four wiM*k.-:. changed the past five ye;irs, re- newly-annexed area southwest of
rcpoi'led Dct. .'^gt. William Ropoi. mains S.5 c<*nts per $100 valuation the city wliich brouglil in scvmal
who made th(‘ jnvcstigatioti. .despite major bond issues apl>ro\ • industries, a large nunilx'r of r(‘S-
RETIRED — Coptoin Robert F.
(Buck) Dilling made his final
flight Saturday as an Eastern
Airlines pilot, retiring after 33
years with EAL. 34 of them as
James' Wo >d. 2.s-ycar-(^ld ('lu'-.t-
niU Ridge citiz(*n. was arrested
WcdiK'.sdax tnorning and (diarged
bn'aking. enterin:: and larcc
nv of 31 caitons of ciiiaix'ttcs and
$3< in cash from i’auiinc' Store.
The local firm has h('cn rohb(»d
(I bv tlte voids. idences 'and considorahlc acriM'-o.
This was llp‘ stMtinnent of M:i>-. Fho valuation of u'-operty in ibis
or .lolin nenr\’ Moss at 'Fiav'-day area for tax pu:pos('s. according
night’s i-ity commission meeting to the mayor's rcrort, is $2.1 mill-
as he reported ih'U the city com- ion.
missio-i is a* work on Hu* budget Mayor Moss said the rc\('nuo
for the upcoming yO'-ar. -('stimalos in ilic budget would re
lic said ilic l.tx rate will remain fleet anticij)at('d increases in wal-
*ic s:un«‘ foi’ the coming fiscal cr. chvtrical and natural gas con-
Rop(*r said lu* obtahu'd a >car and that the reveinic from sumption.
s(*nr(h warrant and found tin* valorem taxes would show a He said salary increa.st's for all
missing articles in the home of IT percent increase, to an eslimat- citv (‘mployccs arc b(»in<r planned.
Mr Wood on roufr thri'c. cd total of $252,910. 'Fhc mavor tcrm«»(l his report a
Wood \^as jailed in Gaston 'Fite nSayor nott d that one con- preview of the city budget for thO
County Jail in lieu ul $1050 buaU. Iribuling factor in the increase fiM-aj \('ur 1969-70.
Mr. Rojier said the most recent
rchhi'i'V took place at 3:4.5 a.m.
: ycst<‘rday morning. Ih' said a
I crowbar was used to pry the pa i-
I lock trom tlu' front door of too
store. Mi.ssing from the establish
ment 30 cartons of cigarettes
and $30 in change from the cash